As I reflect back on the past year I would be a bit remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to start this backblast with a bit about the past year. Crotch Rocket convinced me to join him at the now defunct Heavy Metal one year ago. Fungo Q’ed and Peach Pit, Money Hose, Munson, and Maize were among the eight people there. I can’t remember what I had for supper on Monday, but I remember the people from the first day. We did push ups with 45 lb plates on my shoulders, and I couldn’t do one. A year later I feel like I’m in the best shape I have been in since I graduated from college. I still roam the back of the pack most workouts (especially on the longer runs), but I feel more confident. F3 has had a huge impact on who I am as a man, and I am truly grateful.
So today the 20 PAX of Late Night were lucky enough to be there to celebrate my anniversary.

Warm Up
25 SSH
20 Imperial Walkers
20 Good Mornings
25 Mountain Climbers
25 Merkins
Partner up and partner chase to the parking lot with 8 merkins each time you are caught.

The Thang:
There are seven light posts in the parking lot. The original idea was to run to each light post, do an exercise, back to the rock pile and then add to the exercise at the next light post.
First trip – 1 burpee, back to rock pile, 2 burpees, back to rock pile, etc. Essnetially turned into a longer and longer burpee suicide.
Second trip – A little modification here for the sake of time – simple run out doing two, four, six, eight, etc. prisoner squats.
Third trip – 3, 6, 9, 12…you get the idea plank jacks
Fourth trip – 4, 8, 12, …. WWII sit ups
Five trip back was five merkins at each light.
After we were done we did a gentlemanly jog back to the parking lot.

25 American Hammer
25 Homer to Marge
30 seconds of Have a nice day (thanks Encroachment).
I was a bit flustered after Merry in anticipation of the renaming to be described below that I skipped over Peach Pit in name-o-rama so my apologies.
Announcments – none
Prayer Request – none
Renaming – YHC completed blanked on his name earlier this week at Ball Bearings. We went around the circle after a Moneyhose Q, and I blanked. “Edwin Braswell, Red Card, 35.” It didn’t go unnoticed, but I wasn’t renamed then. Linda and Honey-do weren’t going to let that one slide. The motion was brought forth to rename me to Man Crush. Seconded, passed by all in favor much to my chagrin. Such is life I suppose.

I closed us in prayer thankful for friends and frenemies alike.

I still am not completely comfortable leading. I still don’t sleep well the night before. I still know I push myself harder on days I Q. I still want to get better which is one of many reasons why F3 is so important to me.